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Today's News

  • Lawmakers reflect on 2014 session

    What are your thoughts on the recent passage of the two-year state budget?

  • Horses found dead on Pendleton Co. property

    Animal control officials are investigating a farm in Pendleton County after horses were found dead on the property.
    Pendleton County Animal Control Officer Scott Pracht went to the property on Highway 177 West in the DeMossville area early Monday afternoon to follow up on an investigation, a Pendleton County dispatcher said.
    Larry Browning, 63, of Butler, has been cited for 49 counts of not disposing of an animal carcass (horses) within 48 hours.
    Trooper Corey Rich of Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge is investigating. Additional charges are pending.

  • And the winners are . . .

    The Grant County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet was held April 5 at the Josephina in Dry Ridge. Awards were given for Grant Countian and Volunteer of the Year, as well as for Excellence In Business and Education.
    See upcoming issues of the Grant County News for stories about the award winners.

  • Murder case sparks second plea deal

    A second man has plead guilty to lesser charges in the 2012 murder of a Franklin County man whose body was dumped on the side of Interstate 64.
    James Simons, 37, of Grant County, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.
    Simons’ trial began March 17 but ended early on March 18 in a plea agreement.
    Simons was sentenced the same day to 25 years in prison. He will have to serve 17 years of his sentence before he will be eligible for parole.

  • Demons’ bats come to life against Bracken

    After witnessing his team score just six runs in seven games to start the season, Williamstown baseball coach A.J. Mason wondered when all the hard work his Demons were putting in would start to pay off.

    He got his answer Saturday when Williamstown’s bats came alive and generated six runs in two innings against Bracken County in what is easily the Demons’ best offensive performance to date. Unfortunately, the Demons could not capitalize late in the game and lost 7-6 in 10 innings, though that did not change Mason’s outlook on how his team played.

  • WHS Lady Demons get first win

    After a dismal first two games that saw them score just two runs in a pair of crushing defeats, the Williamstown Lady Demons’ softball team turned things around in a hurry with 27 runs in their next two games, which included the Lady Demons’ first win of the season.
    Williamstown bounced back from 16-1 and 15-1 losses with a 14-4 victory over visiting Pendleton County, followed by a 14-13 loss to defending District 32 champion Simon Kenton that most consider a moral victory for the young Lady Demons.

  • WHS FFA puckers up
  • GCHS Winter Guard ends season as Scholastic A-2 Champions

    The Grant County Winter Guard, a division of the Grant County Band program, finished their season in the Tri-State Circuit Championships at Ryle High School receiving first place with a score of 81.48 performing their show titled “River” by Emeli Sande.

    The staff composed of Jay Logan, Olivia Duguid, Johnny Harris and Mackenzie Dailey continued to improve the show as did the dedication of the Winter Guard members who were determined to achieve excellence, which was reflected in their rise in scores consistently throughout the five competitions.

  • Jump for your heart
  • NORTHERN KENTUCKY REGIONAL ODYSSEY OF THE MIND